Have a look at the list of national athletics records holders and India’s top athletes in track and field events along with the record in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m
The national marathon record is the longest-standing one in Indian sports and has not been challenged since 1978. However, five national records were broken at the Olympics.
India athletics national records full list in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m record timings
India’s first-ever athletics medal was won by Neeraj Chopra in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which marked a dramatic shift in the country’s focus to track and field contests.
The javelin throw that won Neeraj Chopra the gold, measuring 87.58 metres, wasn’t his personal best or the record for India.
Check out India’s national records from the most significant track and field events:
100m national record
Amlan Borgohain now holds the 100-meter record after finishing in 10.25 seconds at the All India Inter Railway Athletics Championship in Raebareli in 2022.
Dutee Chand holds the national record for the women’s 100-meter race with a time of 11.17 seconds at the Indian Grand Prix IV in Patiala in 2021.
200m national record
Amlan Borgohain ran the men’s 200-meter final of the Federation Cup 2022 in 20.52 seconds, shattering Muhammed Anas Yahiya’s previous national record of 20.63 seconds, which he had set at a competition in the Czech Republic back in 2018.
Saraswati Saha holds the national record for the women’s division in India with a time of 22.82 at the National Circuit Meet in Ludhiana in 2002.
400m national record
Muhammad Anas Yahiya currently holds the record for this event, finishing in 45.21 seconds at the 2019 Kladno Athletics competition in the Czech Republic.
At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Hima Das set the bar for the women’s division with a time of 50.79.
800m national record
Jinson Johnson currently holds the 800-meter record, clocking a time of 1:45.65 at the Guwahati National Inter-State Championship in 2018.
With a time of 1:59.17, Tintu Luka holds the record for the women’s division. She achieved this time in Split, Croatia during the 2010 Continental Cup.
1500m national record
Jinson Johnson also holds the record for the 1500 metres with a time of 3:35.24 at the ISTAF Berlin competition in 2019.
The current record belongs to Harmilan Bains, who finished the women’s division at the 2021 National Open Championships in Warangal in 4:05.39.
Indian national athletics records – men
|100m||10.25||Amlan Borgohain||All India Inter Railway Athletics Championship 2022|
|200m||20.52||Amlan Borgohain||Federation Cup 2022|
|400m||45.21||Muhammed Anas||Kladno Athletics meet 2019|
|800m||1:45.65||Jinson Johnson||National Inter-State Championship 2018|
|1500m||3:35.24||Jinson Johnson||ISTAF Berlin 2019|
|5000m||13:25.65||Avinash Sable||Sound Running Track Meet 2022|
|10000m||28:02.89||Surendra Singh||Spanish Olympic Trials 2008|
|110m hurdles||13.48||Siddhanth Thingalaya||Altis Invitational 2017|
|400m hurdles||48.80||Ayyasamy Dharun||Federation Cup 2019|
|3000m steeplechase||8:11.20||Avinash Sable||Commonwealth Games 2022|
|4×100 m relay||38.89||Rahamatulla Molla, Suresh Sathya, Shameer Mon, A. Qureshi||Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games|
|4×400m relay||3:00.25||Muhammed Anas, Noah Nirmal Tom, Arokia Rajiv, Amoj Jacob||Tokyo 2020 Olympics|
|Marathon||2:12:00||Shivnath Singh||Jalandhar 1978|
|20km race walk||1:19:55||Akshdeep SIngh||National Open Race Walking Championships 2023|
|35km race walk||2:31:36||Ram Baboo||National Open Race Walking Competition 2023|
|50km race walk||3:56:00||Sandeep Kumar||Indian Race Walking Championships 2017|
|High jump||2.29m||Tejaswin Shankar||Texas Tech Corky/Crofoot Shootout 2018|
|Pole vault||5.31m||Subramani Siva||National Games 2022|
|Long jump||8.42m||Jeswin Aldrin||Indian Open Throws Competition 2023|
|Triple jump||17.30m||Renjith Maheswary||Indian Grand Prix 3 2016|
|Shot put||21.49m||Tajinder Pal Singh Toor||Indian Grand Prix 4 2021|
|Discus throw||66.28m||Vikas Gowda||Old Style Discus Challenge 2012|
|Hammer throw||72.86m||Kamalpreet Singh||Tucson Elite Classic 2015|
|Javelin throw||89.94m||Neeraj Chopra||Stockholm Diamond League 2022|
|Decathlon||7658 points||Bharatinder Singh||Indian Inter-State Championships 2011|
|Half marathon||1:00:30||Avinash Sable||Delhi Half Marathon 2020|
Indian national athletics records – women
|100m||11.17||Dutee Chand||Indian Grand Prix 4 2021|
|200m||22.82||Saraswati Saha||National Circuit Meet 2002|
|400m||50.79||Hima Das||Jakarta 2018 Asian Games|
|800m||1:59.17||Tintu Luka||Continental Cup 2010|
|1500m||4:05.39||Harmilan Bains||National Open Championships 2021|
|5000m||15:15.89||Preeja Sreedharan||Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games|
|10000m||31:50.47||Preeja Sreedharan||Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games|
|100m hurdles||12.82||Jyothi Yarraji||National Open Athletics Championships 2022|
|400m hurdles||55.42||PT Usha||Los Angeles 1984 Olympics|
|3000m steeplechase||9:19.76||Lalita Babar||Rio 2016 Olympics|
|4×100m relay||43.37||Dutee Chand, Hima Das, S Dhanalakshmi, Archana Suseendran||Indian Grand Prix 4 2021|
|4×400m relay||3:26.89||Rajwinder Kaur, K. M. Beenamol, Chitra K. Soman, Manjit Kaur||Athens 2004 Olympics|
|Marathon||2:34:43||O. P. Jaisha||World Championships 2015|
|20km race walk||1:28:45||Priyanka Goswami||National Race Walking Championships 2021|
|35km race walk||2:57:54||Manju Rani||National Open Race Walking Championships 2023|
|High jump||1.92m||Sahana Kumari||National Inter-State Championships 2012|
|Pole vault||4.21m||Rosy Meena Paulraj||National Open Athletics Championships 2022|
|Long jump||6.83m||Anju Bobby George||Athens 2004 Olympics|
|Triple jump||14.11m||Mayookha Johny||Asian Athletics Championships 2011|
|Shot put||18.06m||Manpreet Kaur||National Inter-State Championships 2022|
|Discus throw||66.59m||Kamalpreet Kaur||Indian Grand Prix 4 2021|
|Hammer throw||65.25m||Sarita Singh||Federation Cup 2017|
|Javelin throw||63.82m||Annu Rani||Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition 2022|
|Heptathlon||6211 points||JJ Shobha||New Delhi meet 2004|
|Half marathon||1:10:31||Suriya Loganathan||Delhi Half Marathon 2017|
Indian national athletics records – mixed
|4×400m mixed relay||3:15.71||Muhammed Anas, M. R. Poovamma, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv||Jakarta 2018 Asian Games|